Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Year End Update

Year end update:

- Ty Segall, Goodbye Bread (Pitchfork) 

- The Rapture, "How Deep is Your Love" (Pitchfork)

- John Maus, "Believer" (Pitchfork) 

- Thee Oh Sees, "The Dream" (Pitchfork)

- Woods Interview (WaPo)

- Mastodon @ 930 Club (WaPo)

- Misfits, The Devil's Rain (Pitchfork)

- Wives, The Roy Tapes (Pitchfork)

- Oneohtrix Point Never Interview (WaPo)

Monday, October 10, 2011

As above, so below

Painted on the wall in the bathroom at a Pittsburgh coffee shop.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


2 Minutes 58 seconds FTW.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Catching Up, Again

-- Mikal Cronin, S/T

--Deleted Scenes, Young People's Church of the Air

-- Com Truise @ Black Cat

--Sad Bones, "Backyard Dreamkiller"

--Magic Trick, The Glad Birth of Love
--Tom Green on doing stand-up.

-- Hella, Tripper

-- Fruit Bats, Tripper 

-- Sun Araw/Eternal Tapestry, Night Gallery 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SPRCSS @ Fort Reno

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Catchin' Up

-Track Review (Pitchfork):  Ty Segall, "Goodbye Bread"

-Album Review (Pitchfork): Wet Hair, "In Vogue Spirit

- Album Review (Pitchfork): Thee Oh Sees, "Castlemania"

- Album Review (Pitchfork): Pulse Programming, "Charade is Gold"

- Concert Review (WaPo): Katy Perry @ MPP

- Concert Review (WaPo): Phish @ MPP

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yoav B Remix

Monday, May 16, 2011

SPRCSS 5/2010

SPRCSS 3/2009

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We Prefer Zeal Over Talent

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Non-robotic landscapes

"I thought my forte was to make the synthesizer as human, as flexible, and organic as possible. That was my goal with 'Echoes' and even more so with 'Words of a Mountain.' I also thought genuine funk had nothing to do with robotic quantizing. This is precisely what we tried to demonstrate with Compass Point and Level 42. As dynamic and creative as dance and electronic music might have been, I never felt I belonged to the genre. It really obliterates the rest of us electronic musicians who are painters of non-robotic landscapes. It's a real drag."

-- Wally Badarou, to Wax Poetics (Jan/Feb 2011)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SF Outtakes

 Kelley Stoltz
 Ty Segall
 Tim Cohen
 Noel Von Harmonson and Matt Hartman
 Royal Baths
The Grateful Dead House

Protect-U/Bluebrain/Painted Face

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

A list of Pixar films that I did/did not cry in

-Toy Story (1995)
 Did I cry?: No. When this movie came out I was young and emotionally invulnerable.

-A Bug's Life (1998)
Did I cry?: No. Don't remember much about this one. Anthropomorphic bugs, who cares? 

-Toy Story 2 (1999)
Did I cry?: Yes, but not in the theater. The first time around, I didn't really feel the gravity. However, on the eve of my college graduation I downed the better part of a six pack and watched Toy Story 2 with some close friends and sobbed my brains out. It was a six pack of Zima, not beer.

When the tears started flowing:  At the end, when Woody and the toys come to peace with their mortality, but decide that it's okay, because at least they have each other. That was heavy stuff to hear from a cartoon cowboy, man.
-Monster's Inc. (2001)

Did I cry?: Yes. This was my first computer-animated three-hanky-weeper.

When the tears started flowing:  Probably at the end, when Sulley takes Boo back to her room and shreds the magic door.

-Finding Nemo (2003)
Did I cry?: No. I thought this movie was bunk.

-The Incredibles (2004)

 Did I cry?: No, although I enjoyed it very much. During my last flight to Europe American Airlines played The Incredibles on a loop for eight hours. I will say, it stands up pretty well to repeat viewings.

-Cars (2006)
Did I cry?: Yes. I was not turned on by the cars-as-people concept, so I skipped this in the theater. Also, isn't the entire plot borrowed from a Michael J. Fox film? A year or two later, I broke down and watched the DVD while house-sitting for my former editor, Andrew Beaujon. There were some tears.

When the tears started flowing: It was the montage depicting pre-bust Radiator Springs. I can't say why I found it so touching.

-Ratatouille (2007)

Did I cry?: Yes.

When the tears started flowing: I can't remember. Probably had something to do with Remy's artistic ambitions falling flat with his family.

-WALL-E (2008)

Did I cry?: Totally.

When the tears started flowing: There were so many weepy parts in this movie, it's hard to pin it down. A little bit in the beginning, when he watches Hello Dolly alone with the cockroach, and then full-on blubbering when he gets crushed toward the end. Totally pathetic.

-Up (2009)

Did I cry?: Yes.

When the tears started flowing: Honestly, did anybody survive the first 20-minutes of this movie with a dry eye? I started bawling when they built the nursery and it was all downhill from there.

-Toy Story 3 (2010)

 Did I cry?: Yes.

 When the tears started flowing: At the end, when the toys hold hands and bravely face imminent doom.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Monday, January 24, 2011


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

World Music

It's art